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Migratory Game Bird Hunting Seasons & Bag Limits

Hunting Regulations Icon New York Hunting

2019–2020 Waterfowl Seasons

Bag Limits

The daily bag limit is the maximum number of birds of each species that any person may take or possess in the field during any one day. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit for all migratory game birds except snow geese.

Species

Daily Limit

Possession Limit

Ducksa

6

18

Coot

15

45

Canada Geese

See map

* Three times the daily limit — see map below

Snow Geeseb

25

No limit

Brant

2

6

Leg Band Reporting

Please report band recoveries online at (WWW.REPORTBAND.GOV) or by sending your information to: Bird Banding Lab, 12100 Beach Forest Road, Laurel, MD 20708. The call center supporting the 1-800 toll-free phone number was discontinued in June 2017. Reporting banded birds helps in their management. Thanks for your support!

 

Attention Boaters!

New regulations are now in effect for all DEC boat launch facilities. Before you launch your boat or leave a site, you are required to:

Clean all visible plant and animal material from your boat, trailer and associated equipment.

Drain your boat’s bilge, livewell, baitwell, and other water-holding compartments.

 

Woodcock, Crow, Snipe, Rail and Gallinule
Hunting Season Dates, Bag Limits, and Regulations for 2019–2020

Regulations

Woodcock

Crow

Snipe

Virginia & Sora Rails

Gallinules

Clapper & King Rails

Upstate New York1,3

Oct. 1 – Nov. 14

Sept. 1 – Mar. 31

Sept. 1 – Nov. 9

Sept. 1 – Nov. 9

Sept. 1 – Nov. 9

Closed

Long Island2,3

Oct. 1 – Nov. 14

Sept. 1 – Mar. 31

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Bag Limit

3/day
9 in possession

None

8/day
24 in possession

8/day
24 in possession

8/day
24 in possession

n/a

Shooting Hours

Sunrise to Sunset

Sunrise to Sunset

1/2-Hr Before Sunrise to Sunset

1/2-Hr Before Sunrise to Sunset

1/2-Hr Before Sunrise to Sunset

n/a

Non-Toxic Shot

NOT Required

NOT Required

Required

Required

Required

n/a

HIP Registration

Required

NOT Required

Required

Required

Required

n/a

Other

Fed Migratory Bird Stamp NOT Required

Hunting on Fri., Sat., Sun. & Mon. ONLY;
Fed Migratory Bird Stamp NOT Required; Rifles and electronically amplified bird calls or sounds permitted

Fed Migratory Bird Stamp NOT Required

Fed Migratory Bird Stamp NOT Required

Fed Migratory Bird Stamp NOT Required

n/a

2019-2020 Canada Goose Seasons